Billy Vaughn, Percy Faith, George Melachrino, Mantovani, Angela Morley and Arthur Fiedler
1. Jingle Bells 2. We Three Kings Of Orient Are 3. Hark The Herald Angels Sing 4. Good King Wenceslas 5. Snowfall 6. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 8. White Christmas 9. The First Noel 10. Joy To The World 11. Nazareth 12. Adeste Fideles 13. Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly 14. Sleigh Ride 15. Fairy On The Christmas Tree 16. Winter Wonderland 17. Christmas Sleigh Bells (Romance and Troika from "Lieutenant Kije") 18. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 19. Christmas Alphabet 20. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 21. Carol Of The Bells 22. Silent Night, Holy Night 23. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear 24. I Saw Three Ships 25. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 26. Angels From The Realms Of Glory 27. Christians, Awake! 28. O Tannenbaum 29. The Skaters' Waltz 30. Hallelujah Chorus from "Messiah"
Somehow Christmas isn’t the same without Festive Music, whether traditional carols or the appealing popular melodies dreamed up by composers who know how to tear at our nostalgic heartstrings. Both categories can be found in abundance in this collection, which offers tasteful orchestral settings of some of the best known carols from various countries alongside the catchy novelties that make Christmas such a happy time of the year. In the hands of the top arrangers and orchestras assembled on this CD, there is every chance that the discerning listener will discover some new sounds that add a welcome vibrancy to old, familiar friends. The six conductors performing the music for our enjoyment were among the most famous in the world towards the end of the 1950s, when these stereo recordings were made. Billy Vaughn, Percy Faith, George Melachrino, Mantovani, Angela Morley and Arthur Fiedler with his famous Boston 'Pops' combine to make this one of the finest orchestral Christmas collections ever.